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Medics Face Poor Working Conditions

Magazine article Public Finance

Medics Face Poor Working Conditions

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Junior doctors in Wales face unsafe staffing levels, bullying and a lack of opportunities, the British Medical Association has said.

Dr Andrew Dearden, chair of the BMA Welsh Council, said concerns about working conditions would adversely affect the recruitment and retention of junior doctors, which was already at a 'critical point. He was speaking at the launch of its Option 7 campaign designed to improve the working conditions of doctors - on August 3.

Dearden said: 'We are hearing of some worrying cases which seem to be more widespread than just "one-off' incidents. It has got to the point where it is starting to affect the reputation of training in Wales.'

Meetings will take place with chief executives and chairs of NHS health boards and the BMA Cymru said it would support employers in tackling issues. Action plans - which will be setting deadlines and allocating responsibilities - will be drawn up with the Wales Deanery of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. …

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